Resources

Bacterial conjugation

This video demonstrates bacterial conjugation via a generic sex pilus in E. coli. This video highlights the molecular mechanisms and genetic elements involved in conjugal transfer and rolling circle replication.

Resource: Bacterial conjugation
Approach: Video

Rolling circle replication

This animation and accompanying quiz explains and reflects on rolling circle replication at the DNA level, as opposed to the mechanistic approach taken by the 'bacterial conjugation' resource above.

Resource: Rolling circle replication
Approach: Animation and reflective quiz

Generalised phage transduction

This animation and accompanying quiz explains and reflects on the role phage transduction in horizontal DNA transfer.

Resource: Phage transduction
Approach: Animation and reflective quiz